As mentioned in my previous BBW post, I’m a big fan of BBW’s Foaming hand soap – I find the Deep Cleansing Hand Soap (formerly Antibacterial Soap) to be too drying and the cream-based ones not to rinse well (and it seems like they’ve discontinued now? – I don’t see them anymore). The Foaming Soap, on the other hand (see what I did there?), cleans well, but doesn’t strip my skin raw. I stock up whenever there’s a sale, and I also put them on my Christmas wishlist. This is how my current BBW Foaming Soap stash came to be:
- Tis The Season (this is in the older style pump which leads me to believe it’s been in my stash since 2013!)
- Raspberry Meringue
- Mixed Berry Tart
- Cherry Almond Shortbread
- Sundrenched Vineyard
- Peach Bellini
- Kitchen Lemon
- Mango Hibiscus
- White Citrus
- Warm Vanilla Sugar
- Perfect Beach Day
- Seaside Bloom
- Sweet Pea
Have you tried any of these scents?
All of these came from Christmas presents. I’ve already used up the Raspberry Meringue one, which was quite nice. I currently have Mixed Berry Tart on the go and it’s just so-so – it’s a bit cloying with the sugar cookie smell, I wished it was more of a pure berry scent. I’ll be saving Tis the Season and Cherry Almond Shortbread for next holiday season.
We’re partial to the fruity scents so we always request them. Our all time any-season favourite scent is Peach Bellini. My least favourite BBW scent is Sensual Amber… ugh, from time to time we receive that as a gift (right now we have a body wash in that scent).
The scents that have artsy names like “Whimsical Moments” or “Hopes & Dreams” (disclaimer: not actual BBW scent names!) mean absolutely nothing to me. Just what does a Perfect Beach Day smell like? My personal favourite scent was Honeysuckle, but of course, it has been discontinued. I smelled the new Wild Honeysuckle and Honeysuckle Bouquet and they aren’t the same. Why you do that, BBW, you big tease?
I may have mild OCD with hand washing, because I wash my hands a LOT. And I’ve counted, here’s just my morning hand washing:
- after morning first pee (sorry TMI but it’s a universal activity!)
- after brushing teeth
- after applying body lotion
- after applying eye makeup
- after applying foundation
- after applying concealer
- after applying hair styling products
- after hair blow drying
And that’s over the span of about 45 minutes – so I use up the hand soaps with regular frequency, roughly a bottle per month. At this rate, my current hand soap stash will be depleted by next Christmas, at which point we’ll receive more as Christmas presents!
Are you also a frequent hand washer? What are you favourite hand soaps and scents?